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Dolce & Gabbana Fall 2014: A Medieval Princess Fairytale

Whatever personal foibles Dolce & Gabbana may have, their designs always give us what we secretly crave from fashion: not a new take on the skinny jean, not flattering everyday wear, but unabashed beauty. Their collections are more of a dream than a fashion show; highly fantastical, deeply narrative, and ridiculously pretty. For Spring 2014, we saw their gilded re-imagining of Sicily; in Fall 2013, it was all Byzantine religion. And this Sunday, they gave us a fairytale.

Fall 2014's Dolce & Gabbana women were lost in the woods, fighting off dragons, and dressed to the hilt for the ball. Every look seemed to have a bigger story behind it, and editorial vs. commercial be damned — we want to hear how it ends.

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She was never caught without a string of very important keys around her neck. Rumor was she stole them from Bluebeard.

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She may be ready to face the dragon, but that hasn’t stopped her from matching her dress to her booties.

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Fed up with castle politics, she snuck onto a pirate ship and was never heard from again.

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Some days it’s all about unapologetically romping through fields of flowers with your prince.

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She’s late to the ball — on purpose.

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Dolce & Gabbana RTW Fall 2014

Gathering flowers (on flowers on flowers) for Grandmother’s potions.

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Never not ready for battle.

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Dolce & Gabbana RTW Fall 2014

So that’s what Little Red Riding Hood did with the wolf.

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Any fairytale will teach you that it’s important to stay friendly with the woodland creatures. You never know when you'll need to hide away in the forest.

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What the Evil Stepmother wore.

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She’s got the keys to the secret garden, but does she have a trail of crumbs to lead her back home?

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Dolce & Gabbana RTW Fall 2014

No matter how sheer the gown, a warrior cowl helped her feel grounded in “reality” — whatever that was.

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The other maidens wore pastels and chiffon to the ball, but she always favored a high neckline, a bold print, and a few emergency spells tingling in her fingertips.

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